Students stage Othello exhibition at the British Institute in Florence

OCAD U Florence students and faculty at the British Institute as part of Shakespeare Week. Photo: Elizabeth Ladly.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

As part of Shakespeare Week last week in Florence Italy, OCAD University Florence program students curated and presented the exhibition Staging Reality, a series of contemporary art responses to Othello, at the British Institute of Florence.

“It was a great opportunity, with a large audience of Florentines, expatriate residents and visitors offering excellent exposure for our student's work,” said OCAD U Professor Martha Ladly, who is currently Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. “Student curator Sarah England is to be especially congratulated.”

Florence! with Peter Sramek

Florence! with Peter Sramek
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:30pm

An OCAD U Alumni Association Social

Please join the OCAD University Alumni Association at the AGO for the first alumni social of the season.

Our evening will begin in the Red Room, where Peter Sramek, Chair of Photography, will present his photos of Florence and discuss the value of the OCAD University Florence Program. Following the lecture we'll move to the adjacent Young Gallery for a reception where you can meet and mingle with other alumni and guests.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. To access these venues enter the AGO via Frank restaurant on the first floor.

This is a free ticketed event. Register using link below to reserve your seats. Everyone is welcome!

Presented by the OCAD U Alumni Association in partnership with OCAD U Alumni Relations

Art Gallery of Ontario




Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Ontario - Red Room + Young Gallery 317 Dundas St West Toronto, Ontario

Florence Exhibition

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 9:00pm

An exhibition of student work for the OCAD U Florence Program

Join the most recent cohort of the Florence Program as they share an exhibition of work created while attending this fantastic program abroad.

Meet the students (past and present) from the program and hear about the incredible impact this opportunity has had on their educational experience.

Florence program alumnus Marc O'Brien says it best by stating:
"Being in the Florence program was so critical to my development as an artist, a professional and a human being. Nowhere else can you find such a luscious, educational blend of language, history, culture, autonomy, and family than in the Florence Program. It changed my life. Pure and Simple."
- Marc O'Brien, BDes 2011, Illustration Medal Winner

Excited? Us too! Please register if you plan on joining us.

Presented by OCAD U Development & Alumni Relations


416.977.6000 x4880


Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Photo of students in Florence with the word "Florence"

ITALIANISMO 2014 Course Information Session

 ITALIANISMO 2014 Course Information Session
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:30pm

A new study abroad course offered by the Office of Continuing Studies at OCAD University and George Brown College

Monday, May 5, 2014 – Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Italianismo is a new study abroad course offered by the Faculty of Arts and Design at George Brown College and the Office of Continuing Studies at OCAD University. This course introduces students to the art, design, architecture, history, fashion, and cuisine of Italy. The course takes place in Rome, Florence, and Venice. Some highlights include visiting the Colosseum and the Duomo, taking a day trip to the ancient port city of Ostia Antica, and a cycling tour of Tuscany. Students will research different areas then participate as tour guides for the group during on-site visits. Students will develop their own creative projects at the OCAD U Florence Studio amidst a backdrop of architectural and artistic treasures from the Italian Renaissance. Before the trip there is one week of basic Italian language instruction and an orientation about life in Italy. To conclude the course, students participate in an exhibition of Italianismo inspired work at the School of Design Gallery, George Brown College.

Total cost including travel is $5,400.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required by December 6, 2013.

Doug Durrah, B.A., R.G.D.

Students interested in the course are encouraged to attend this inforation session on Thursday, November 21, from 6:30-8:30 pm, in room 264.




Venue & Address: 
Room 264 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario